Dear Daughter

Dear Daughter

Book - 2014
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"Former "It Girl" Janie Jenkins is sly, stunning, and fresh out of prison. Ten years ago, at the height of her fame, she was incarcerated for the murder of her mother, a high-society beauty known for her good works and rich husbands. Now, released on a technicality, Janie makes herself over and goes undercover, determined to chase down the one lead she has on her mother's killer. The only problem? Janie doesn't know if she's the killer she's looking for. Janie makes her way to an isolated South Dakota town whose mysteries rival her own. Enlisting the help of some new friends (and the town's wary police chief), Janie follows a series of clues--an old photograph, an abandoned house, a forgotten diary--and begins to piece together her mother's seemingly improbable connection to the town. When new evidence from Janie's own past surfaces, she's forced to consider the possibility that she and her mother were more alike than either of them would ever have imagined. As she digs tantalizingly deeper, and as suspicious locals begin to see through her increasingly fragile facade, Janie discovers that even the sleepiest towns hide sinister secrets--and will stop at nothing to guard them. On the run from the press, the police, and maybe even a murderer, Janie must choose between the anonymity she craves and the truth she so desperately needs" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2014
ISBN: 9780670016389
0670016381
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY LITTL...E
Characteristics: 358 pages ; 24 cm

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"I often wonder how this book would have turned out if I had written it in any other city, because Janie is so purely a creature of Los Angeles: breezy-beautiful on the outside, sticky-dark on the inside. On the one hand we have beaches and bikram yoga and cafés where the employees are manda... Read More »


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athompson10
Dec 03, 2016

It was OK. I'd figured out the plot twists and whodunit halfway through.

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CLKeyes
Sep 14, 2016

A quick read, but as someone said Janie stumbled around and it is surprising she learned anything at all. Sort of felt betrayed for reading to the end and then have it end the way it did. I would read this author again, but she may have to prove herself yet.

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awc_9
Dec 17, 2015

After reading the reviews after I finished. I will say you really need to have the tolerance for a snarky and obnoxious protagonist or at least find sarcastic wit funny. Otherwise you probably wont be able to finish it.

I guess the only thing I liked was Jane's little comments her and there. The story was intriguing enough to keep me reading.

I was lead to believe this was another exciting twisty story alas, this was not the case.

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gerimark
Jan 07, 2015

socialite imprisoned for murdering mother. whoops. wrong murderer. daugther finds out mother had secret life in SD.

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Novel_Librarian
Dec 22, 2014

I really enjoyed this. Great character voice, nice use of ephemera (fake news and gossip website reports, text messages), interesting and fast-paced storyline.

I've also heard this is excellent on audiobook.

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BLACKSQUIRREL_1
Dec 17, 2014

had a really hard time getting through this. when I got to the end, I knew who did it--but not why & by then I didn't care!

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SandyBlank
Nov 04, 2014

Didn't get past chapter 3 due to filthy language. This was beyond the run of the mill cussing It's a shame since the story summary sounded good.

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aliciamarie
Sep 13, 2014

I don't think I have ever disliked a book this much. It was a complete waste of my time. I kept willing it to get better. Hoping it would get better. Expecting it to get better because the reviews were great. I am completely baffled as to why. The plot was as interesting as watching corn grow and moved at the same pace. Not what you're looking for in a mystery/thriller. The character was dull & bitchy, not "part sleuth- part sass" like described. The answers were being handed to her while she was stumbling around like an idiot. Why I bothered to finish this book is a mystery. How this book even got published along with such rave reviews is the biggest mystery of all! .

ukiechick Sep 05, 2014

Very boring novel. Did not like it one bit.

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